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Hip Hop and Poetry Community EventHip Hop and Poetry Community Event<div class="ExternalClass3A7A055D9A584810BF06FE780C3BC6E0"><div><p>The City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, with generous support from AZ Humanities and Phonetic Spit, announces an exciting free community hip hop and poetry event on Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Chavez Library and Park located at 3635 W. Baseline Road, Laveen Village, AZ 85339.</p><p>The day will feature two poetry workshops, a community arts cookout with local performing artists, and will culminate with an evening performance by the editors of <em>The BreakBeat Poets </em>anthology. The free, intergenerational poetry workshops will also be facilitated by the editors of <em>The BreakBeat Poets</em>. Both workshops will be held at the Cesar Chavez Library from 1  – 4 p.m. Performances will be held at the newly-completed Chavez Ramada from 4:30  – 8 p.m. </p><p>For more information, please visit <a href="/ARTS">www.phoenix.gov/ARTS</a>. </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">About </span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><em>The BreakBeat Poets</em></span><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;"> </span><em>The BreakBeat Poets</em> is a first-of-its-kind anthology of hip-hop poetica written for and by the people of Hip-Hop. It features 78 poets, born between 1961 – 1999, from many cities coast to coast, who are creating the next and now movement(s) in American letters.</p><p><em>The BreakBeat Poets</em> is for people who love Hip-Hop, for fans of the culture, for people who have never read a poem, for people who thought poems were only something done by people in the past, and for long-time poetry fans. This anthology is meant to expand the idea of who a poet is and what a poem is for. </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">About the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture</span></p><p>The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, established by the Phoenix City Council in 1985, works to foster a sense of cultural identity, celebrate diversity and ensure an outstanding quality of community life. The Office is advised by a 22-member Phoenix Arts and Culture Commission.  </p><p> </p><p>For more information on the Office of Arts and Culture, visit <a href="/arts">www.phoenix.gov/arts</a> or call 602-262-4637. Follow the Office of Arts and Culture on Facebook: www.facebook.com/phxofficeofartsa​ndculture and Twitter @phxarts_culture.</p><br></div></div>11/14/2016 4:00:00 PMMatt HamadaAshley Hare602-262-6213